formigueiro

See also: Formigueiro

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EtymologyEdit

Formiga ‎(ant) +‎ -eiro; cf. also Vulgar Latin *formīcārium. Compare Spanish hormiguero, Catalan formiguer, Italian formicaio, Romanian furnicar.

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NounEdit

formigueiro m (plural formigueiros)

  1. ant colony

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AdjectiveEdit

formigueiro m ‎(feminine singular formigueira, masculine plural formigueiros, feminine plural formigueiras, not comparable)

  1. (of a thief) who steals objects of little value; petty
  2. en masse (in a single body or group)
    Invasão formigueira.
    En masse invasion.
    Imigração formigueira.
    En masse immigration.
  3. (in animal names) anteating
    urso-formigueiro
    aardwolf (literally: anteating bear)
    porco-formigueiro
    aardvark (literally: anteating pig)

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